Businesses look to metaverse to enhance hybrid working

Two thirds (66%) of business leaders see the metaverse as the next stage of hybrid working.

Hiring boom continues despite looming recession

The UK’s hiring boom is expected to continue into the next quarter despite the Bank of England warning of a recession.

Playing a dangerous game: why are we so stressed at work? Part one

HR must create a psychologically safe working environment to encourage employees to talk, reflect and explore their feelings following the stress and anxiety of recent years, finds Jo Gallacher

The evolution of LGBT+ law 

In 1967, the Sexual Offences Act decriminalised same-sex acts in private between men aged over 21 in England and Wales (this would not be legalised in Scotland or Northern Ireland until more than a...

Job adverts reach record high in July 2022

The total number of active job adverts in the UK reached 1.85 million in July, a record high for 2022 so far.

HSE warns employers to prepare for warmer future

Employers must act now to ensure workplaces are ready for warmer weather in the future, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has announced.

How HR can retain influence post-pandemic

2022 HR Most Influential survey participants offer their tips for sustaining a valuable impact in leadership

Future leader: Niki Blaho, Pension Protection Fund

HR magazine speaks to the future leaders of the industry to discover what makes them tick.

Zero-hours workers claim better work/life balance

Workers on zero-hours contracts think the benefits outweigh the negatives, despite calls for them to be banned by campaign groups.

Cost of living crisis erodes employee trust

The ongoing cost of living crisis is causing employees to be less trusting of their employers.

How Mental Health First Aid England became a top employer for women

This year we had the brilliant news that Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England placed in the top 100 UK Best Workplaces for Women 2022 (medium-sized organisations). Here's how we achieved the status....

Stonewall and HR: why can’t we be friends?

Once upon a time, employers queued round the block to have their inclusivity initiatives recognised by Stonewall. But has the LGBT+ rights charity now gone too far and is it beginning to alienate...